Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor

At the major U.S. firms that compensate workers the worst, chiefs now pocket 670 times their typical worker pay.

Visualize This: Donor-Advised Funds As Largest Recipients of Charitable Gifts

Watch this stunning time lapse illustration of the rise of donor-advised funds (DAFs) as the largest recipients of charitable gifts.

Bay State Billionaires

Massachusetts billionaires’ wealth surges 46 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden’s Golden Opportunity to Reverse Course on China

Improving relations with China could lower inflation, isolate Vladimir Putin, and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future.

Latin American Leaders Should Stand Up for People, Not Corporate Profits

As leaders gather in Los Angeles, a reflection on the past two decades of battles against neoliberalism and for a more just and equitable alternative in the Americas.

Robert Alvarez

Few public scholars in history have done more either “inside” or “outside” than our nuclear policy expert, Robert “Bob” Alvarez. Read some of his memoirs about his work.

Low-Wage Employers Spent Billions Inflating CEO Pay Through Stock Buybacks

President Biden has the power to crack down on executive excess by imposing new CEO pay and buyback restrictions on federal contractors.

Executive Excess 2022

The CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers are grabbing huge raises while workers and consumers struggle with rising costs.

Two Nations Joined at the Hip by English — and Inequity

The UK and the USA have each spent the last half-century enriching the few and failing the many.

Whither the Wealth Squad?

Funding the IRS’ wealth squad can help ensure the nation’s richest pay their fair share of taxes.